The Mousetrap

By Agatha Christie

Directed by David Furumoto

The Mousetrap opened in the West End of London in 1952, and has been running continuously since then. It has the longest initial run of any play in history, with over 24,500 performances so far.

A melodrama about a group of strangers stranded in a boarding house during a snow storm, one of whom is a murderer. The suspects include the newly married couple who run the house, and the suspicions that are in their minds nearly wreck their perfect marriage. Others are a spinster with a curious background, an architect who seems better equipped to be a chef, a retired Army major, a strange little man who claims his car has overturned in a drift, and a jurist who makes life miserable for everyone. Into their midst comes a policeman, traveling on skis. He no sooner arrives, than the jurist is killed. Two down, and one to go. To get to the rationale of the murderer's pattern, the policeman probes the background of everyone present, and rattles a lot of skeletons. Another famous Agatha Christie switch finish!

Produced by University Theatre - Madison at Mitchell Theatre, 821 University Ave, Madison

Performances: July 13-29, 2012

Performance Times: Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays at 7:30 pm
Sundays at 2 pm

Ticket Prices: $15-$22

Call 608-265-2787 for reservations or more information.

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Auditions will be held on the following days:


Auditions to be held in the basement of Vilas Hall.

Please prepare 1.5 minute monologue (comic or melodramatic)
(give us your best british dialect)
bring a resume and photo (photos cannot be returned)
bring a calendar to list any conflicts you might have

On line audition sign ups begin April 9

Rehearsals begin June 4

These ar paid performance positions!